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Is what im feeling considered depression??

By March 13, 2011 - 6:08pm

Hi i am 19 years old going on 20 this April...i live a pretty normal life not addicted to any drugs... rarely drink it's been almost 3weeks now that i have been feeling so dead inside...LOST...numb...no emotion's whats so ever...&& if i do get any emotion its usually the feeling of wanting too cry (sadness) sometimes i just feel like im going crazy because of how empty i feel...also i feel supper paranoid && nervous @ times for NO REASON !! i hate feeling this way i use to be a happy girl FULL OF LIFE!! always smiling...i am mostly always at home...today i got out the house to exercise (jog) && still i felt the same i feel like im here but im not...what should i do..what is this considered :/ ? help please

By June 23, 2012 - 9:03pm

yup still doing GREAT :) 21 yrs old now and feeling full of life :_) thanks for helping out & caring :)

June 23, 2012 - 9:03pm
By July 5, 2011 - 2:08pm

Hey thanks so much for writting back i really appreciate it :) GOOD NEWS :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im doing so much better now after about one month it started going away && fading away by it's self :) i feel great now && full of life again :) thanks so much for caring && getting back to me :) God bless. <3

July 5, 2011 - 2:08pm
By March 29, 2011 - 7:50am

Hi Dahl,
I'm sorry it took so long to respond. I don't check these groups every day, and it doesn't tell me when someone has started a new thread. How are you feeling now? It's been a couple week since you posted. Have you been to see a doctor? If not, you should. There could be some kind of depression going on. Does depression run in your family that you know of? It's good you don't drink, and don't do drugs. It is really, really good that you are reaching out in this way. It shows strength and self-awareness. You can get better. Do you have hobbies? Is there anything you want to do, but haven't done yet? Now may be the time to try it (within reason, and as long as it won't be a detriment to your health). Did something happen, you think, that caused this current bout with sadness? Do you think that it could be weather related? I know I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder when I don't see the sun for a length of days, and it's bitter cold outside. It can be hard to get up and go on those days. It's good you still try to exercise. Do you exercise in the morning or at night? It may be good to try it in the morning to get the endorphins going early in the day.
It is my hope that if you start to actively try to work on this, it will help your condition. Have you heard the saying, "fake it until you make it?" It's kind of like that. When you are taking control of something, even if you still feel crappy, maybe the feel-good emotions won't be far behind. You will not let yourself be victimized by this condition, whatever it is. But see a doctor to rule out some things first.
Hope this helps. From one who has suffered from depression in the past to another. I'm not a doctor, just someone trying to help.
Take care,

March 29, 2011 - 7:50am

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